Stéphanie received her license to practice as a masso-kinésithérapeute (massage therapist/physiotherapist) in Brussels in 2003. She did her end-of-degree project on the use of massage therapy with patients in the palliative care unit. She worked in France until 2009 in a variety of fields (oncology, orthopedics, geriatrics, neurology, rheumatology, sports injuries) in diverse settings (private clinics, rehabilitation hospitals, home care).
The use of Swedish Massage, manual lymphatic drainage (the Leduc method), abdominal massage, scar massage, mobilisations and stretching are all encompassed in Stéphanie’s therapeutic approach.
With her arrival in Quebec, at the end of 2009, she was recognised as a massage therapist and used her experience with Swedish massage, mobilisations and stretching to give relaxation massages both in-chair and traditional lying down during events and for different companies.
In 2012, once she had completed her diploma of equivalence in Physiotherapy at the University of Montreal, Stéphanie worked in rehabilitation and geriatrics at the rehabilitation hospital Villa-Médica and the Montreal Geriatric Institute. In these locations, she truly appreciated the multidisciplinary team approach which allowed a treatment approach that encompassed the patient as a whole.
Stéphanie loves a challenge and while working as a massage therapist, she co-founded the non-profit “Ludociels for all” and has been working, since 2013, in independent video game production. She helps create video games for people with specific needs and has worked on a variety of projects that have included a project to help with respiratory rehabilitation for children with cystic fibrosis at Sainte-Justine Hospital and with visual, auditory and cognitive stimulation for severely handicapped children with the specialised school Victor-Doré. She concentrated her efforts in this field over the last few years.
By 2019 Stéphanie had realised that she missed direct patient contact, and she thus has joined the team at Active Solution Physiotherapy. Stéphanie’s therapeutic approach puts an emphasis on prevention, comfort and relieving pain, but with the active involvement of the patient in their treatment, their healing and in their health as a whole.
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